Flat Towing TRX Behind Motorhome - Question...

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I plan to tow my TRX flat (all wheels down) behind the coach at times (yes, Stellantis says it's designed to be done so - Neutral position on Xfer case selector for just that) - before I trade in my '19 Ram 1500 that's got the brackets mounted to it's frame to tow behind coach, I wonder if anyone has tried using the Blue Ox brackets on their TRX that were designed for non-TRX 1500's?

UPDATED: Traded in '19 1500 leaving base plate brackets on - too much trouble to tear off front pieces to remove...will just get new base plates on TRX - besides, been thinking maybe having custom install so tow hooks remain and connection points are either lower or somewhere other than where OEM tow hooks are. (closer together would be better anyway)
 
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Have you set up the new TRex for flat towing yet? I plan on having my dealer try and install before I pick it up. Just hoping for some pointers. Thanks
 
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Have you set up the new TRex for flat towing yet? I plan on having my dealer try and install before I pick it up. Just hoping for some pointers. Thanks
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I plan to tow my TRX flat (all wheels down) behind the coach at times (yes, Stellantis says it's designed to be done so - Neutral position on Xfer case selector for just that) - before I trade in my '19 Ram 1500 that's got the brackets mounted to it's frame to tow behind coach, I wonder if anyone has tried using the Blue Ox brackets on their TRX that were designed for non-TRX 1500's?

UPDATED: Traded in '19 1500 leaving base plate brackets on - too much trouble to tear off front pieces to remove...will just get new base plates on TRX - besides, been thinking maybe having custom install so tow hooks remain and connection points are either lower or somewhere other than where OEM tow hooks are. (closer together would be better anyway)

Let me ask a rookie question, as I have never towed behind before. When you do that, does the speedo rack up those miles based on wheel spinning or drive gear in drive train rotating? or is not spinning in neutral.

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Let me ask a rookie question, as I have never towed behind before. When you do that, does the speedo rack up those miles based on wheel spinning or drive gear in drive train rotating? or is not spinning in neutral.

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Pretty sure it does. Won’t know till we tow next. Last Raptor tracked it, but it went into neutral through the electronic menu so it knew to keep the counter going.
 

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We flat tow a Jeep Wrangler behind our Motorhome, would like to know if the TRX can be flat towed too.
I guess you would just put transfer case in neutral?
Does BlueOx or any other vendor make the brackets for the TRX yet?
 

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We flat tow a Jeep Wrangler behind our Motorhome, would like to know if the TRX can be flat towed too.
I guess you would just put transfer case in neutral?
Does BlueOx or any other vendor make the brackets for the TRX yet?
Yes, TRX can be flat towed. I purchased the Roadmaster brackets for the Rebel, not confirmed if they work yet. I spoke to Roadmaster and they have not been able to see a TRX, but the bumper and the skid plate are the same as TRX so the assumption is it will work. Will know in a week or two.
 
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Let me ask a rookie question, as I have never towed behind before. When you do that, does the speedo rack up those miles based on wheel spinning or drive gear in drive train rotating? or is not spinning in neutral.

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RAMs (along with other Stellantis products) do not show mileage when flat towed properly - transfer case in neutral and transmission in park)
 
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We flat tow a Jeep Wrangler behind our Motorhome, would like to know if the TRX can be flat towed too.
I guess you would just put transfer case in neutral?
Does BlueOx or any other vendor make the brackets for the TRX yet?
FYI - if you're used to towing a Wrangler, be aware that pickups with 4 dr cabs tow differently - they tend to want to wander more than the Jeep. That being said, RAM instructions say to put transfer case in Neutral and transmission in Park.
My dealer believes the Blue Ox brackets designed for the latest gen 1500's will work on the TRX, but we're waiting for my truck to come in to be sure.
 

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I plan to tow my TRX flat (all wheels down) behind the coach at times (yes, Stellantis says it's designed to be done so - Neutral position on Xfer case selector for just that) - before I trade in my '19 Ram 1500 that's got the brackets mounted to it's frame to tow behind coach, I wonder if anyone has tried using the Blue Ox brackets on their TRX that were designed for non-TRX 1500's?

UPDATED: Traded in '19 1500 leaving base plate brackets on - too much trouble to tear off front pieces to remove...will just get new base plates on TRX - besides, been thinking maybe having custom install so tow hooks remain and connection points are either lower or somewhere other than where OEM tow hooks are. (closer together would be better anyway)
Were you ever able to get a Blue Ox baseplate attached to the TRX?
 
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Were you ever able to get a Blue Ox baseplate attached to the TRX?
Still waiting on the truck, and Blue Ox say they are not sure if their baseplates for the newest gen 1500's will work or not - some concerns about the bumper and fairing and other parts around the tow loops where the plates attach. What they are waiting for is for someone willing to go to Pender NE to let them use that truck to engineer any changes needed for those plates to fit, or to engineer entirely new plates if they don't. The person who takes their truck there will get a new tow bar in addition to the baseplates and accompanying labor - the only cost would be to have wiring installed.
 

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Too Many, it’s a problem.
RAMs (along with other Stellantis products) do not show mileage when flat towed properly - transfer case in neutral and transmission in park)
Good to know. I know older jeeps (TJ and YJ) showed mileage when flat towed.
 
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Good to know. I know older jeeps (TJ and YJ) showed mileage when flat towed.
Hmmm. Didn't realize that - towed my sis' CJ back in the day and it didn't register, and my prior JK and now the JL don't...but more to the subject, I've towed Rams beginning with a 2004 and up to and including the 5th gen, and they've never registered mileage. Personal opinion, having towed Chevys, Fords, and Toyotas - CJDR's are the easiest to tow 4-down.
 

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Hmmm. Didn't realize that - towed my sis' CJ back in the day and it didn't register, and my prior JK and now the JL don't...but more to the subject, I've towed Rams beginning with a 2004 and up to and including the 5th gen, and they've never registered mileage. Personal opinion, having towed Chevys, Fords, and Toyotas - CJDR's are the easiest to tow 4-down.
Totally agree on towing 4 down. On the old stuff as long as the trans isn’t turning, the speedo cable isn’t turning. On new cars with multiple sensors and electronic speed sensing its up to the computer design.
 
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